Stephen Chu Yiu-wai, a professor at the University of Hong Kong, has dedicated himself to preserving the lyrics to local pop songs. Photo: Nora Tam

University of Hong Kong professor of local culture hits all the right notes as Canto-pop historian

  • Stephen Chu has spent decades learning the words of city’s popular music
  • He recently co-edited a volume of lyrics included in local literature collection
Topic |   Spirit of Hong Kong

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Stephen Chu Yiu-wai, a professor at the University of Hong Kong, has dedicated himself to preserving the lyrics to local pop songs. Photo: Nora Tam
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Paul Chan has woven various strands of the city’s heritage into different narratives. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Co-founder of walking tours firm helping preserve Hong Kong’s heritage one step at a time

  • Paul Chan believes locals and people from other parts of the world are still interested in discovering another side of the former British colony
  • He co-founded Walk in Hong Kong in 2013, organising small-group walking tours around old neighbourhoods
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Paul Chan has woven various strands of the city’s heritage into different narratives. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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